Tobacco River Memorial Trail (Kootenai Trail)

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The Tobacco River Memorial Trail, also known as the Kootenai Trail, offers northwestern Montana scenery as it stretches 7 miles from Eureka to Rexford off Lake Koocanusa. Much of the trail is wooded and follows the Tobacco River along a former railroad bed. Although not paved, the trail is relatively flat and not strenuous. Surrounded by Forest Service land, you may see deer, wild turkeys, bald eagles or even a black bear.

In Eureka, be sure to stop at the Tobacco Valley Historical Village with beautifully restored pioneer buildings, some dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. Rail buffs will also enjoy seeing an old Great Northern caboose and the Old Rexford Depot along the trail.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available on the east end of the trail in Eureka's Riverside Park.


Rocky ride with great views and side areas to play on!!

   October, 2015 by kenneth & deborah

You ride the old train tracks and the rock bed is there to remind you along the way. The views of the river, and bridges, and wildlife is worth every pedal. There are many side areas to play on. They are meant for the motorcycles and other motorized vehicles, more

Rough but worth the Scenery

   May, 2009 by noeljkelller

This is a bumpy, irregular trail for Tri-Cruiser, rocks, large gravel. Parallels RR grade. However the scenery is good. Turned around after 2.2 miles after a rider told me that to get to Rexford the trail became steep single track out of the River Valley. Drove more

"Tobacco River Memorial Trail, MT"

   May, 2006 by elk4me

Very friendly trail with great scenery. I live in the town of the trail and ride it alot during the spring to late fall months. It has been a great improvement to my little town. read more